Singapore launches autonomous nuTonomy’taxis trial with real customers
In Singapore, no driver taxis are become reality since June 2016 with nuTonomy‘s company first trials with real customers. The service has started in Singapour city openned to the public and outclassing all US giant Google or Uber projects.
Tests began in Ontario last april 2016 in Singapour city focuses on a geographical limited suburb. Residents are using a free service through mobile applications.
Following Video offers an overvall state of the technical performance achieved :
Electric vehicles type Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi i-MiEV are used for this incredible test. Data collected during the experiment will certainly improve Software System, the booking interface and as a rule the « drivers experience ».
Overall service is scheduled for 2018 in Singapore.
The company nuTonomy was founded by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and enjoys support from State of Singapore and Financing funds rated important Investments (Highland Capital Partners, Samsung Venture, …)
It also performs tests in the United States and England.
The race for technology should occur between an handful of major companies and probably, by the end, destroy certain jobs (taxi drivers obviously but not probably others)